BlueRock Energy Capital II, LLC

  • The Unique Capital Partner for Small Producers


20 years in partnership with $350 million in small transactions

BlueRock Energy Capital is an independent oil and gas producer finance company that provides growth capital ranging from $1 to $20 million to independent producers for reserve-based acquisitions and monetizations with associated production enhancement and/or development.


Stuart Rexrode, Managing Partner

stuart-rexrodeStuart has joined BlueRock as the latest partner.  Prior to BlueRock, he spent 10 years at Just Energy, a North American wide electricity and natural gas retailer, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the South Region,  and Vice President of Finance and Business Development, where led all business development and M&A activity.  Stuart was one of the five founding partners of Just Energy Texas, a Texas-based electric retailer, which was sold in 2007 and was later renamed Just Energy Group in 2009.  Prior to Just Energy, Stuart served 9 years at Enron Corp, where he held positions in Oil and Gas Producer Finance structuring debt and equity investments with independent producers.  He also served in Enron’s Retail division structuring comprehensive Energy outsourcing transactions with Fortune 500 corporations, residing in both the United States and London, England.  Prior to Enron, Stuart served 2 years as an Aerospace Engineer with McDonnell Douglas in Houston.  Stuart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Texas at Austin.

R. Allen Shook, Partner

Allen ShookAllen Shook is a partner of BlueRock Energy Capital.  Prior to joining BlueRock, he spent 8 years with Range Resources and its predecessor companies (Domain Energy and Tenneco Ventures) also generating, evaluating, closing, and monitoring reserve-based financings.  Before that he was in engineering and management positions with Maurer Engineering, Magnolia Methane, Gas Research Institute, and Tenneco Oil Company.  Allen has 30 years of experience in engineering, operations, financial analysis, transactions, and technology development and technology transfer.  Allen has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas, an MBA from the University of Houston, and is a registered professional engineer.  He is active with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, most recently by serving 6 years on the Gulf Coast Section’s Board of Directors, including Chairman for 2007-2008.

R. Scott Abel, Partner

scott-abelScott Abel is a partner of BlueRock Energy Capital. Prior to joining BlueRock, he spent 4 years in energy finance with Domain Energy and Range Resources. Scott has over 25 years of technical experience in the petroleum industry. He has a very broad level of experience covering all phases of oil and gas operations, which include drilling and production operations as well as reservoir engineering, budgeting and economic analysis. His talents and experience also include extensive state regulatory knowledge, ad valorem tax evaluations and procedures, and management of contract operated properties. Scott is a 1984 graduate of Texas A&M University and is a registered professional engineer.


Russ Carlson, Director of Petroleum Engineering

Russ CarlsonRuss is a Director of Petroleum Engineering at BlueRock. Before joining BlueRock, Russ spent 2 years in Oklahoma City with Devon Energy Corporation, working the Delaware Basin in southeast New Mexico as a reservoir engineer. Prior to that, Russ spent 5 years in Denver, Colorado, working the Uinta Basin in northeast Utah and the Williston Basin in central North Dakota with QEP Resources, also as a reservoir engineer. Russ has spent his entire career working on reserve analysis, budget creation and reconciliation, and long-term, field-wide development and exploitation planning. Russ obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, from Texas Tech University, in 2008.

Mary Ann Birchfield, Controller

Mary Ann BirchfieldMary Ann Birchfield has over 30 years of accounting, SEC reporting, finance and treasury experience in diverse business entities. Prior to joining BlueRock, she spent ten years with Range Resources and its predecessor companies (Tenneco Ventures and Domain Energy) in treasury, partnership and producer finance accounting positions. From IPO inception in 2005 through 2015, Mary Ann was Vice President and Controller of NGP Capital Resources Company, a public provider of specialty financing to energy and middle market companies. Mary Ann began her career at The Superior Oil Company after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a Texas CPA and a member of the Texas and Houston Chapter Society of CPA’s.